Sowder, Reconceptualizing Mathematics, 3e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Reconceptualizing Mathematics.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.

Data Sets for Part IV

Relevant data sets and spreadsheets that correspond to problems in the text.


LaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook with all of the interactive study tools specific to the book and the course linked in at point of use--plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.

Electronic Manipulatives

Games and visual online resources for teaching mathematical concepts in each chapter.


This game-like adaptive quizzing system puts the concept of “testing to learn” into action, motivating students to engage with their course. Easy-to-use reporting tools help teachers pinpoint areas to focus on in class.


MathClips present animated whiteboard videos illuminating key concepts in each chapter.

Practice Quizzes

Multiple-choice online quizzes for each chapter that test student knowledge.

Printable Manipulatives

Printable sheets of manipulative blocks for use in the classroom.

Student Solutions Manual

This manual provides full solutions for all the Supplementary Learning Exercises in the text.

Suggested Websites

Recommended websites for each chapter that expand upon the concepts discussed and offer students more information outside of the text.


Files for an appendix from the text, “Using the Table of Randomly Selected Digits (TRSD).”

Video Clips

A series of questions meant to accompany a selected set of video clips.

Vocabulary Flashcards

Flashcards that offer additional practice to students learning key terms.


Web Appendices

Appendices E-J covering Geogebra lessons, a review of some rules, using a protractor to measure angle size, using the TI-73, using Excel, and using the Illuminations website.

What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.

Additional Instructor Resources

Resources for teachers intended for use with the text that are not included in Reconceptualizing Mathematics 3e.

Clicker Questions

Slides for each chapter meant to be used with clicker technology in the classroom.

Computerized Test Bank

Downloadable version of the Test Bank for PC and Mac, where questions can be edited and resequenced to suit each instructor’s needs.

Image Slides

Pre-made slides containing all images from each chapter of the textbook.

Instructor's Resource Manual

This manual includes detailed instructor notes that are referenced in the marginal notes throughout the instructor’s edition of Reconceptualizing Mathematics 3e. These notes provide additional content background on several topics in the lessons and suggested explanations and advice for teaching particular topics. This resource manual also provides full solutions to all exercises in the text.

Instructor’s Solutions Manual

Includes full solutions for all problems in the text.

Lecture Slides

Customizable, detailed lecture presentations of mathematical concepts covered in each chapter.


A web-based version of the solutions in the instructor’s resource manual. This easy-to-use tool allows instructors to generate a solution file for any set of homework exercises.

Test Bank

More than a thousand multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions in Word format for each chapter of the text.